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  Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow... continue...

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ZEN AND BUDDHISM NEWS
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1. Zen Buddhist priest to give free introduction to Buddhism in Huntsville - The Birmingham News - al.com

Zen Buddhist priest to give free introduction to Buddhism in Huntsville
The Birmingham News - al.com
Jim Gordon sits on one of the benches in the Green Mountain Zen Center where he leads meditation. At right is the zafu, or cushion, at the Ino station where the meditation leader sits on the floor to sound bells and gongs at the right time and to time ...



2. Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; award-winning author - Washington Post

Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; award-winning author
Washington Post
In the 1960s, Mr. Matthiessen experimented with LSD and mescaline and began to practice Zen Buddhism, which became an increasingly important part of his life. He spent several weeks a year at Zen retreats, meditating in cross-legged silence for up to ...

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3. Harry Dean Stanton on Buddhism, Predestination, Not-self, Einstein, Jung, and ... - Patheos (blog)

Harry Dean Stanton on Buddhism, Predestination, Not-self, Einstein, Jung, and ...
Patheos (blog)
Harry Dean Stanton on Buddhism, Predestination, Not-self, Einstein, Jung, and Zen. April 7, 2014 By Justin Whitaker Leave a Comment. I found this today and thought it was interesting. Nothing too profound. Nothing too new. But interesting as another ...



4. Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis - carried a pocket buddhist text with him to ... - Purple Revolver

Purple Revolver

Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis - carried a pocket buddhist text with him to ...
Purple Revolver
Ghostbusters legend Harold Ramis achieved a zen like calm by carrying a pocket sized Buddhist text with him wherever he went. Ramis will be remembered fondly for his work on iconic comedies including Stripes, Caddyshack, Animal House and perhaps ...



5. Sesshu Toyo and Complex World of Japanese Art and Buddhism - Modern Tokyo Times

Sesshu Toyo and Complex World of Japanese Art and Buddhism
Modern Tokyo Times
Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) during his lifetime was highly revered in Japan and China because of his artistic talent related to the visual arts. He was educated with the intent of being a Rinzai Zen Buddhist priest and the importance of interaction between ...



6. Buddhists forced to address violence against monks in training - Asahi Shimbun

Buddhists forced to address violence against monks in training
Asahi Shimbun
Zen Buddhism has a tradition of using a "keisaku" wooden stick--normally wielded to warn meditating students seated in the cross-legged "zazen" position--to punish infractions of rules pertaining to ascetic living and so forth. At Kobayashi's ...



7. Faith Perspective: The exploration for 'Loving Kindness' - Green Bay Press Gazette

Faith Perspective: The exploration for 'Loving Kindness'
Green Bay Press Gazette
In Zen Buddhist practice, meditation allows for the stilling of the mind and an openness to deep, authentic, emotional states; a 'gradual awakening' to one's true nature beyond conditioning and ego-driven self-identification. This 'enlightenment ...



8. Jen goes zen! Jennifer Aniston says she wants to be a Buddhist - Channel 24

Jen goes zen! Jennifer Aniston says she wants to be a Buddhist
Channel 24
The former Friends star has been inspired to embrace spirituality by her friend Demi Moore and as well as learning more about Buddhism she is also exploring Kabbalah. A source told the latest issue of America's OK! magazine: "As Jen gets older, she ...

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9. Zen and the Art of Tech in the Valley - CIO

CIO

Zen and the Art of Tech in the Valley
CIO
CIO — From Steve Jobs to Marc Benioff, a few Silicon Valley tech chiefs have taken a Zen Buddhism approach to their daily lives and their businesses. And it's not just billionaire CEOs. Yoga studios are springing up everywhere and trainers are in demand.




 



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